lactate dehydrogenase

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lactate dehydrogenase

n. Abbr. LDH
Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the reversible interconversion of pyruvate and lactate, found predominantly in the liver, kidneys, skeletal muscle, heart muscle, and red blood cells.
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lac′tate dehy′drogenase


n.
an enzyme of carbohydrate metabolism that interchanges lactate and pyruvate: elevated blood levels indicate injury to kidney, heart, or muscles. Abbr.: LDH
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